Rockabilly Headband Tutorial

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During a recent “What are you working on’s”, Allison shared this amazing Rockabilly headband and so many of you wanted to learn more!  So, I asked Allison to join us today and share her process.

Rockabilly Headband Tutorial


Rockabilly Headband Tutorial on The Sewing Loft

 This project is for all levels.

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  • Fabric
  • Wire
  • Electrical Tape

*Note: A wire coat hanger can be used, although Allison prefers a thinner wire from her local hardware store.


  • Sewing machine
  • Knitting needle or chopstick
  • Basic sewing supplies

Basic Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of fabric measuring 32″ x 4″.  Fold in half to create a 32″ x 2″ rectangle, right sides facing; iron along fold.
  2. Fold end over to create a point, press and cut along fold line.
  3. Sew along fabric from end to end, leaving a gap in the middle for inserting wire. (I left 2 1/2″ for easy turning and clipped corners to reduce bulk.)
  4. Turn headband right side out, and gently use knitting needle to push corners out. Press.
  5. Cut wire 5″ longer fabric at point. Twist each end to create a loop and secure in place with electrical tape.
  6. Slip wire in place, and sew opening closed.

Rockabilly Headband Tutorial on The Sewing Loft

Since Lady A likes to wear her hair in a high bun we made our headband smaller.  We cut our fabric 16″ x 4″.  This is long enough to wrap around your bun once and twist like the main picture.  This project is extremely easy to make and a great way to use up scraps. The smaller size that we made is perfectly sized for fat quarters.

A big THANK  YOU to Allison Coulson for sharing her Rockabilly headband tutorial with us.  I created the headband featured for Lady A in just a few minutes.


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ps- The fabric is direct from my stash and was made in Anna Maria Horner’s True Colors Collection.




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  1. Too cute, will be making some this afternoon with my granddaughter, she will love this………

    • My daughter just rummaged through my stash and asked for 3 more of the shorty’s. Looks like I’ll be stitching this afternoon while the snow is falling outside.

  2. anneweaver1974 says

    This is so awesome!!! I’ve linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip:

    • Thanks a bunch Anne! Allison of member of The Sewing Loft community shared it and my daughter is in love. She made them all day yesterday during the snow storm.

  3. Peggy Forbes says

    Cute idea. Question is the wire 5″ longer than the tie? Think that’s what you meant

    • Yes, Peggy. The wire should be 5″ longer than your tie. Thanks for letting me know. I will update and correct.

  4. I cant wait to make these. I have everything I need at home so this tutorial will save me a lot of money. I love wearring these so I see making many in my near future.